February 28, 2005: Headlines: COS - Thailand: Tsunami: Crisis Corps: PCOL Exclusive: Crisis Corps Status in Thailand

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Crisis Corps Status in Thailand

Crisis Corps Status in Thailand

Crisis Corps Status in Thailand

Thailand Update

Crisis Corpsí Program and Operations Specialist is in the process of transitioning the program over to our new Crisis Corps Coordinator, William Knowlton. Our goal is to have the second group of 10 position descriptions developed over the next month, with an anticipated project start date in April.

Last week Crisis Corps opened up the first 10 tsunami response assignments in Thailand. The team will be comprised of one database development volunteer, four resource development volunteers, and five construction volunteers. All 10 of these positions will be deployed in early to mid March.

Recruitment is underway, but none of the positions have officially closed at this time. Qualified applicants who are available to leave in early to mid-March but have not been contacted by a Crisis Corps Recruiter, should contact Crisis Corps by sending an e-mail with the appropriate position title (Database Development, Resource Development or Construction) in the subject line to crisiscorps@peacecorps.gov and their qualifications for the assignment will be further assessed.



The following is a summary of the three projects:


Database Development Volunteer(1):

Length: Six months

Duties: Assess current resources and systems, identifying appropriate hardware and software and funding resources, developing and training staff on database use.

Mandatory qualifications: Spoken and written Thai language skills, database development experience, IT training experience, ability and willingness to work with population of people who have suffered significant trauma and continue to deal with the after effects.



Resource Development Volunteers (4):

Length: Six months

Duties: Work with district staff to prioritize community needs, identify resources and funding sources, write proposals for computer equipment, donations, and NGO collaboration, and provide training to office staff and members of the community when appropriate in resource identification and proposal writing.

Mandatory qualifications: EMA Region RPCV, fluency in spoken and good written Thai language skills, experience with project management, proposal grant writing and resource development, ability to work independently with minimal support, ability and willingness to work with a population of people who have suffered significant trauma.



Construction Volunteers (5):

Length: Six months

Duties: CCVs will live in a camp for displaced persons while working in the surrounding communities to assist in the re-construction of permanent housing.

Mandatory qualifications: construction experience and willingness to live in shared living space in a camp atmosphere with people who have suffered significant trauma and continue to deal with the after effects. Desired qualifications: Thai language skills.







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